Period
to 14 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
London > Central London
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 197 214 209
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 91 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.74% 0.99% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.82% 6.86% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 65 43
Central London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -17.65%
10th Percentile £205 £179 £194
90th Percentile £615 £575 £500
London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 2
Central London median hourly rate - £24.07 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +71.46% -14.03%
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +6.95% +20.65%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,140 1,327 1,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.25% 14.41% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 922 877
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £299
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 54 38
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% - -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.00 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.65 £26.73 £34.55
London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £19.64
% change year-on-year +52.64% +16.75% +2.13%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Central London region over the 6 months to 14 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 48 £400 -4.76% 36
City of Westminster - 2 £356 -
West End of London +26 1 £140 -13.85%
Microsoft Certification
London

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 44 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (74.55%) Windows
3 35 (63.64%) MCSE
4 33 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 27 (49.09%) ITIL
5 27 (49.09%) VMware
5 27 (49.09%) Office 365
6 22 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 18 (32.73%) MCSA
8 17 (30.91%) Finance
9 16 (29.09%) DNS
9 16 (29.09%) Degree
10 15 (27.27%) PowerShell
11 13 (23.64%) DHCP
11 13 (23.64%) Citrix
12 11 (20.00%) LAN
12 11 (20.00%) MCP
12 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (20.00%) Azure
13 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (18.18%) WAN
14 9 (16.36%) SAN
14 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
14 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 8 (14.55%) SCCM
15 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
15 8 (14.55%) SQL
16 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
16 7 (12.73%) Linux
16 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.91%) Confluence
2 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.45%) IIS
3 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (49.09%) Office 365
2 11 (20.00%) Azure
3 4 (7.27%) AWS
3 4 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Flow
4 2 (3.64%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.64%) Power Platform
4 2 (3.64%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.82%) G Suite
5 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) DNS
2 13 (23.64%) DHCP
3 11 (20.00%) LAN
4 10 (18.18%) WAN
5 9 (16.36%) SAN
6 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
7 6 (10.91%) VPN
8 5 (9.09%) Firewall
9 3 (5.45%) IP Telephony
9 3 (5.45%) Kerberos
9 3 (5.45%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (5.45%) Skype
9 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (3.64%) VoIP
10 2 (3.64%) Wireless
11 1 (1.82%) Cisco ISE
11 1 (1.82%) GoToMeeting
11 1 (1.82%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.82%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Front Office
3 1 (1.82%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Desktop Support
4 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) IT Support
5 5 (9.09%) IT Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Active Directory Specialist
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.64%) iPhone
3 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.64%) User Experience
3 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (74.55%) Windows
2 22 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
5 7 (12.73%) Linux
5 7 (12.73%) Windows 10
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.45%) Android
6 3 (5.45%) Mac OS X
6 3 (5.45%) Ubuntu
6 3 (5.45%) Unix
7 2 (3.64%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.82%) CentOS
8 1 (1.82%) Solaris
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (12.73%) ITIL V3
4 6 (10.91%) Service Management
5 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 5 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.27%) Statistics
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.45%) Time Management
8 2 (3.64%) Break/Fix
8 2 (3.64%) Change Management
8 2 (3.64%) DevOps
8 2 (3.64%) ITSM
8 2 (3.64%) Migration
8 2 (3.64%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (3.64%) Patch Management
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (3.64%) SDLC
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.55%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) VB
3 4 (7.27%) VBScript
4 2 (3.64%) C
4 2 (3.64%) Perl
4 2 (3.64%) Python
4 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (63.64%) MCSE
2 18 (32.73%) MCSA
3 16 (29.09%) Degree
4 11 (20.00%) MCP
5 4 (7.27%) A+ Certification
5 4 (7.27%) MCITP
6 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.45%) MCDST
6 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.64%) CCIE
7 2 (3.64%) CCNA
7 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.64%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (3.64%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.82%) CCSA
8 1 (1.82%) CCVP
8 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.73%) XenApp
2 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
3 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.91%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (5.45%) vSphere
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (1.82%) Docker
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.82%) NFS
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.82%) vCloud
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCCM
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (7.27%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.27%) FortiGate
4 3 (5.45%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (3.64%) Terraform
6 1 (1.82%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.82%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.82%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.82%) vRealize
6 1 (1.82%) WMI
Vendors
1 44 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (49.09%) VMware
3 13 (23.64%) Citrix
4 6 (10.91%) Cisco
5 5 (9.09%) Symantec
6 4 (7.27%) Apple
7 3 (5.45%) EMC
7 3 (5.45%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.45%) Hitachi
7 3 (5.45%) Meraki
7 3 (5.45%) Varonis
8 2 (3.64%) CommVault
8 2 (3.64%) HP
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle
8 2 (3.64%) Polycom
8 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.64%) TOWER Software
9 1 (1.82%) Avaya
9 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.82%) Juniper